Anne-Marie House Launches the Gate City Race Series

Friday, April 12, 2013

APRIL 10, 2013 NASHUA, NH - Anne-Marie House, in a joint effort with six local non-profits and road race management company, Millennium Running, is pleased to announce the first annual Gate City Race Series. The race series, initiated by Anne-Marie House director of development, Jennifer Lorrain, includes seven events, each benefiting its respective non-profit, beginning in May with the annual Wounded Warrior 5K and ending in November with the annual Great Gobbler 5K on Thanksgiving morning.


In an effort to shake up the typical fundraiser race format and maximize the positive outcome for the greater good of multiple organizations at once, Lorrain contacted several area non-profits to pitch the idea of joining forces and implementing a series. The series will include the aforementioned Wounded Warrior 5K in May and St. Joseph Hospital's Great Gobbler Thanksgiving Day 5K in November, which benefits local high school track and cross country teams. The other series races include the Salvation Army's Run into Summer 5K in June, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Nashua and Greater Salem's Revolution Run 5K/10K on July 4, Anne-Marie House's Home Stretch 5K and Bridges' Kelly Mann Memorial 5K and 3K walk, both in September, and the Telegraph's Santa Fund Run in October. Gate City Race Series participants will receive discounted registration for all races, all of the amenities of each individual race that they participate in, as well as a 2013 Gate City Series technical jacket after the final race in November.


"Year after year, non-profit organizations have to come up with creative ways to grow their funding sources and fundraising events," Lorrain commented. "With the Gate City series, as non-profits we found a unique way to partner together to grow the visibility, participation and sponsorship support for our races over the long term. We are excited to see the potential this partnership has to create sustainability and profitability for all of the races, which financially keep our charitable missions afloat."


Millennium Running owner and founder, John Mortimer added, "In providing Millennium Running's first class road race management services to each of the races in the series, we believe that that the participants will have an enriching experience, each event will grow in popularity and ultimately provide a successful platform for the non-profits to raise money for so many great causes".

About Anne-Marie House
Anne-Marie House (AMH), a transitional housing program located in Hudson, NH, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the needs of children and families experiencing homelessness. AMH does this by providing safe and secure transitional housing, wholesome meals, transportation, continuing education and other support services such as parenting classes and financial literacy programs. Nearly 90% of our families achieve independent and sustainable housing.

Anne-Marie House Contact:

Jennifer Lorrain

Phone: 603.883.7338

Email: Jennifer.lorrain@annemariehouse.org

Gate City Race Series Contact:

Tarrah Ledoux

Phone: 603.759.1035

Email: tarrahledoux@gmail.com


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